Tag: Panic buying

Word Of The Day: Tulpenwoede

As ludicrous as this is, history shows us that it could be worse. Much worse. In January, 1637 a skilled craftsman in Amsterdaam or Den Haag could earn about 300 Dutch Florins a year. That same month, a single ‘Viceroy’ tulip bulb could sell for between 3,000 and 4,200 Florins . . .

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Courtesy Chris Dumm for The Truth About Guns

Gun Store/Gun Show Inventory Survey: This Sucks

Courtesy Chris Dumm for The Truth About Guns

New England’s Bass Pro Shops aren’t the only places that are out of almost everything. Our section of the Northwest has been picked (nearly) clean of All Things 5.56mm, and this photo shows why. It shows only a part of the crowd that showed up 45 minutes before a gun show opened its doors in Portland, Oregon this weekend. Joe Grine, Aharon and myself were among the lucky ones who got to wait indoors; the unlucky rabble stretched almost a quarter-mile around the building and across the Oregon Expo Center parking lot.  What did we (the lucky ones) find when the doors finally opened? Not many ARs, but a lot of surprises…

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